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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 180,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 890,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,034
War Child UK N/A International Organization England International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 30,993
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 13,350
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 449
University College London N/A International Organization England Education Corporate Advised 2020 109,410
Genome Research Limited N/A International Organization England Health Donor Advised 2020 146,840
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,980
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 122,600
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,464
University College London N/A International Organization England Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Genome Research Limited N/A International Organization England Health Donor Advised 2020 3,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 22,842
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,925
University College London N/A International Organization England Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Fredericks Foundation N/A International Organization England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 5,375,502

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Recares Network Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The National Center for Science Education Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,293,500

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Yavneh Day School CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 8,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 678,400

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 180,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 890,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,034
War Child UK England International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 30,993
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 13,350
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 449
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2020 109,410
Genome Research Limited England Health Donor Advised 2020 146,840
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,980
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 122,600
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 8,464
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Genome Research Limited England Health Donor Advised 2020 3,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 22,842
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,925
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2020 120,000
Fredericks Foundation England Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 5,375,502

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14797 records found.