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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Brave Trails N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
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
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
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Page SUM 2,293,715

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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
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 Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,193,660

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Brave Trails United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 273,153

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13280 records found.