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)
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 818,954

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 818,954

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 2,757,806

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
Page SUM 102,800

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13280 records found.