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)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Phi Delta Theta Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 881,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Page SUM 117,437

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
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 573,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Phi Delta Theta Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prashanthi Nilayam United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 881,700

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13280 records found.