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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mile High United Way, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Church N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Native American Rights Fund N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
New England Life Flight Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 686,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 130,237

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works 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 547,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mile High United Way, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Native American Rights Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
New England Life Flight Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 686,100

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13280 records found.