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)sort descending
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2020
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 20
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 21
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 22
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 38
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 110
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 119
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 134
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 147
NASSCOM Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 199
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
St. Leo the Great Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2020
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Film Independent Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue IL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Chinese Progressive Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 200
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
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