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)
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
AmericaShare USA Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,228,310

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture 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 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
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 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
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 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Page SUM 5,048,552

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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
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
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 139,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
META Solutions United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,228,310

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13280 records found.