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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 567,733

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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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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
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 258,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Richmond Museum Assn Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of the United States Army Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Office of Education United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 567,733

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13280 records found.