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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 434,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Page SUM 5,048,552

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 3,000
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
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
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
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Page SUM 3,463,804

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Free Speech United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Life Sciences Research Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Loomis Basin Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Michigan Tech Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,177,750

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