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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 271,745

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Akira's Book Club Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 271,745

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Womens Lunch Place Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 681,080

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Winthrop Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Helping Women United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Wilson Disease Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women in Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 193,380

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13280 records found.