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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Coding Tomorrow Initiative Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,521,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Coding Tomorrow Initiative Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 624,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc WI Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,958,446

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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 Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
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 3,000
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 250
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,110,921

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