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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,802,020

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,802,020

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 1,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Women Founders Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Bean Project CO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
Page SUM 2,455,869

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wine Country Marines United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 38,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
Wingman Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wings Homeless Advocacy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,492,197

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13280 records found.