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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 6,028,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Page SUM 6,028,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
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 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 623,871

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
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 Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,220,387

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13280 records found.