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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Solidaire Network Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Plethos Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 600
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Media Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 285
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Islamic Scholarship Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 43,086
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,009,071

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Sikh Temple - San Francisco Bay Area Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2020 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Solidaire Network Alameda Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Plethos Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 600
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 300,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Media Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 285
Page SUM 758,735

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 13,834
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,400
World Animal Net Inc MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 2,477,084

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 360
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 13,834
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,400
World Animal Net Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 37,600
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Page SUM 1,977,444

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14797 records found.