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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,115,684

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,115,684

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation MS Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation MS Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windsor Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc CT Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 525,520

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woke Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Womens Lunch Place Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Wolfson College England Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 2,213,000

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13280 records found.