Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 830
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 223
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,152
New Guinea Binatang Research Center N/A Papua New Guinea Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Lycee Louis Antoine de Bougainville N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sal's Shoes N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -444,589
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,394
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,750
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 -25,000
Universitr de Liege N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 118,000
Gutenberg 3.0 Foundation N/A Bulgaria Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 743,069

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 252,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United in Harmony CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Village UCC CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Cignition, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 628,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 921,600

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