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)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Providence Senior Center Association N/A RI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunday Breakfast Mission Inc N/A DE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Vincent de Paul Society Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
March 13 Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor 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
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
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
Page SUM 119,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 144,110

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Providence Senior Center Association United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunday Breakfast Mission Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
March 13 Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 296,653

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13280 records found.