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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Gamaliel of California N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor Inc N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 723,304

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 154,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Gamaliel of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
VillageReach United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Jeanne Jugan Residence of the Little Sisters of the Poor Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 723,304

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13280 records found.