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 Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Transparent Collective Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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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 Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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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
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
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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