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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,254,836

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,254,836

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 1,123,171

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,237,187

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13280 records found.