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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clinica Verde N/ANapa CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
LEAP Innovations N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Domingo Trevino Middle School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,960,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate 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 196,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Leverage Network Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elementary Institute of Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tibetan Nuns Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
FJC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 2,022,525

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