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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 434,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
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 Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,147,487

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
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 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 302,527

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 434,300

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13280 records found.