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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 650
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Page SUM 645,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 146,037

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 344,685

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 650
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Page SUM 645,575

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13280 records found.