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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clark College N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 142,320

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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 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 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
Page SUM 131,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 307,610

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
St. Catherine of Siena School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 142,320

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13280 records found.