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)
Village Academies Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Waypoint Adventure N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,571,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 137,737

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 144,110

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Academies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Waypoint Adventure United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,571,670

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13280 records found.