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, 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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,418,090

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 265
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,418,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc WI Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,909,080

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 5,453,880

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13280 records found.