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)
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,475
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Domingo Trevino Middle School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Educational First Steps N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Page SUM 904,752

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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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
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 499,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,475
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Domingo Trevino Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Educational First Steps United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
Page SUM 904,752

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13280 records found.