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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA Georgia Congress N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan Village N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 380,456

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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
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
Page SUM 130,237

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
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 499,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA Georgia Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 380,456

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13280 records found.