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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hello Housing San Francisco CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Learning Accelerator N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 913,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 146,037

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 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 148,410

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hello Housing United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Learning Accelerator United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 913,833

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13280 records found.