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)
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 639,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 639,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
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 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 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 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
Page SUM 189,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
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 200
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World 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
Page SUM 703,527

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