Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Greater Farallones Association San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 577,203

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,418,187

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 509,731

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 577,203

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13280 records found.