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, 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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 606,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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 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 Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Page SUM 2,925,608

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 689,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 606,379

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13280 records found.