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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Internal Audit Foundation N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JM Rapport School for Career Development N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,100
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 553,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 681,445

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,476,944

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Internal Audit Foundation United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JM Rapport School for Career Development United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,100
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 553,500

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13280 records found.