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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
BeGirl.world N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc. N/A HI United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,355,653

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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)
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
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 178,160

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 4,952
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ABC House Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 528,799

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13280 records found.