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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Page SUM 373,546

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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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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 152,910

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 827,000

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13280 records found.