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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Page SUM 344,837

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 96,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
826 Valencia CA Education Donor 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 307,610

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Page SUM 344,837

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13280 records found.