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 Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
A New Day Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,934,961

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 113,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 257,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
A New Day Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Rehearsal for Life Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 700
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
BAYMEC Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,934,961

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13280 records found.