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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 402,758

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,036,737

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