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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tamarisk Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Freedom Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 367,553

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 121,487

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development 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 267,010

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Independence High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 154,700

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