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)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Page SUM 1,280,021

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Page SUM 1,280,021

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc WI Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,629,690

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
Page SUM 401,800

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13280 records found.