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 Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 11,062,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Melanoma Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Internal Audit Foundation FL Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. WY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM -259,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,264,371

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