Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,799,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,799,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
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 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 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-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 682,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Page SUM 1,221,687

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13280 records found.