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)
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Page SUM 1,256,333

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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 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 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 2,433,187

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 1,312,827

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Page SUM 1,256,333

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13280 records found.