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)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,066,996

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,066,996

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 308,627

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,878,350

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13280 records found.