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)
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Math Circles of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 884,790

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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 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
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 145,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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 143,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Math Circles of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 884,790

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13280 records found.