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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium N/A VT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Every1 Can Work N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Free Speech N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 81,900
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 304,200

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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 Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kanpe Foundation Inc VT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc VT Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. VT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
One Tree Planted Inc VT Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Murder Accountability Project VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 324,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,153,144

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