Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Page SUM 2,482,075

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Page SUM 2,482,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Page SUM 280,027

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,653,398

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13280 records found.