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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,211
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 22,701
United Way of Bengaluru N/A India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of Saskatchewan N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,000
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NASSCOM Foundation N/A India Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 68
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women N/A England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 99,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Learning for a Sustainable Future N/A Canada Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,300
Page SUM 716,280

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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 15,000
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 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
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
Page SUM 480,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The York School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,341,653

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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 1,000
Page SUM 152,300

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