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)
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
GKTD - Gida Kurtarma Dernegi (Food Recovery Organization) N/A Turkey Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Gulu Giyoh N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,675
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
National University Corporation Kyoto University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 47,900
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Fundacio per a la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 120,330
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
Access to Business N/A England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,313,923

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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
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 11,986,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bering Sea Womens Group AK Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eyak Preservation Council AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Inian Island Institute Inc AK Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Providence Alaska Foundation AK Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Love Without Boundaries Foundation AK Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation AK Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma AL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,338,700

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