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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

Granteesort descending Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 688,373
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Waso Trustland Project N/A International Organization Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2020 56,250
Waste No Food San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Watermark Institute Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Watermark Institute Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Waterside School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Watsonville Film Festival Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
We Animals Media N/A Ont Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 45,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,425,173

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Granteesort descending Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 688,373
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Waso Trustland Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 56,250
Waste No Food San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Watermark Institute Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Watermark Institute Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Waterside School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Watson N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Watsonville Film Festival Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 45,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,425,173

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14797 records found.
Granteesort descending State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Improved Incorporated NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Page SUM 291,075

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14298 records found.
Granteesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 688,373
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Waso Trustland Project Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2020 56,250
Waste No Food United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Watermark Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Watermark Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400
Waterside School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Watson United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Watsonville Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
WCCM-USA Ltd Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 517,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 45,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,425,173

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14797 records found.