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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A Shot for Life Incorporated N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humboldt High School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,689,030

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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
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
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 670,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
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 Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 1,200,000
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 781,498
Page SUM 2,591,098

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A Shot for Life Incorporated United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Humboldt High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,689,030

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13280 records found.