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)
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
BakerRipley N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Saint Ann's School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 849,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 177,160

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys Club of Wake County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Page SUM 249,606

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