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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Hi 5 Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 259,236

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project 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 152,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hi 5 Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indiana University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 259,236

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13280 records found.