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)
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 156,500
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Thrive Refugee Enterprise N/A Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 475
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Reprezent ltd N/A England Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Taiwan Fund for Children and Families N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,625
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 98,000
Water User's Association Ob Umed N/A Tajikistan Food Security Donor Advised 2019 29,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Ireland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Health and Social Transformation Initiative N/A Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
Page SUM 3,986,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arizona Humane Society AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Arizona State University AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 350
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Central Arts Alliance AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Grand Canyon Association AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 1,279,793

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 127,350

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