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)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 722,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 722,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wilson Disease Association NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,717,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Women's Centre for Change Malaysia Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Willow Creek Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
Page SUM 891,395

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13280 records found.