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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Night Ministry San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Climate Emergency Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 13,835,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lyford Cay Foundation, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Providence College RI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Page SUM 2,860,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,229,295

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