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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ELLINIKI ETAIRIA N/A Greece Environment Donor Advised 2018 936
American International University - Bangladesh N/A Bangladesh Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Resource Centre Academy Support Centre (ASC) N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Sanket Trust N/A India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin N/A Bolivia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
iHub Limited N/A Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited N/A Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Center for Women's Development and Research N/A India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,450,982

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,098,433

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 678,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 365,845

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