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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 16,450
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unidos Bridging Community N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 41,158
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends Select School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,570,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 673,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
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 Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 162,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
Reducetarian Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
BeadforLife United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 30,592
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of the University of Alabama United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Page SUM 633,485

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