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.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
CyberEquality Inc N/A Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TVTC (Technical & Vocational Training Corporation) N/A Saudi Arabia Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Napawika Tibupo Kawi, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,900
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 64,500
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,100
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2019 41,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
The Karawari Cave Arts Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 63,750
The Prince's Trust N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 3,783,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 823,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
United in Harmony CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Village UCC CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
IIT Gandhinagar Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 296,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 219,550

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