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)
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 22,300
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 48,600
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 39,880
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 38,100
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,851,205

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
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 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 5,240,752

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,261,232
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
STEM for Her Foundation VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Salvation Army National Corp VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,405,332
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 21,499,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 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 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
Page SUM 107,800

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