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)
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A NV United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hekima Place Inc. N/A PA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 689,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 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
Page SUM 131,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 204,410

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Turn 2 U Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hekima Place Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 440
Page SUM 239,890

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13280 records found.