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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,934,771

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Page SUM 624,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
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 55,000
Page SUM 367,327

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,005,771

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13280 records found.