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)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 979,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 979,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,384,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,475,444

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13280 records found.