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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
BakerRipley N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Free Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boricuactivated N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 931,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 137,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 147,360

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
BakerRipley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Free Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boricuactivated United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 931,350

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13280 records found.