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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Challenge Success Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 389,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 132,437

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
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
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
Page SUM 147,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 389,600

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13280 records found.