Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,156,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education 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 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
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 170,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,433,187

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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 2,500
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
Page SUM 3,643,344

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
META Solutions United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,156,710

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13280 records found.