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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,141,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,141,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety 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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 661,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 867,850

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13280 records found.