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)
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
I AM ALS N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,095,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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 425,185

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Upwardly Global United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 453,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kentucky Chamber Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,095,050

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13280 records found.