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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,021,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,021,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Page SUM 290,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 3,133,844

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13280 records found.