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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
We Ride Too Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 3,267,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 44,450
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
StrongMinds, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 509,600

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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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