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)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education 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 5,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridges Community Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 203,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
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
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 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
Page SUM 291,977

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
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 Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,634,398

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13280 records found.