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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
URU the Right to Be Inc N/A CT United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Visionary Home Builders of California Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Willow Creek Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 15,512,045

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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 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
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
Page SUM 145,987

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
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 573,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
URU the Right to Be Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Visionary Home Builders of California Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Willow Creek Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
World Vision United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 15,512,045

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13280 records found.