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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EUN Partnership AISBL N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited N/A Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Taipei Municipal Wulai Elementary and Junior High School N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 681,272

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 232,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 453,200

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