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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. N/A CT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Helping Women N/A CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
I AM ALS N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,649,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 117,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education 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 446,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons National Student Enrichment Program Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Helping Women United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,649,450

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13280 records found.