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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Barayamal Limited N/A VIC Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation N/A NSW Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Fitted for Work Limited N/A International Organization Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A International Organization Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. N/A International Organization Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Greening Australia N/A International Organization Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Griffith University N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A NSW Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Monash University N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Smith Family N/A International Organization Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
The University of Queensland N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
AID/WATCH Inc. N/A NSW Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A NSW Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited N/A NSW Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Australian National University N/A International Organization Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A NSW Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 3,375
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2020 435,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 22,700
Impact Experience Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 18,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,500
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,675
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Page SUM 1,182,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Zuni Youth Enrichment Project NM Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Improved Incorporated NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 50,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Spirit Artworks CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,861,125

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
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