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)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
School Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church Creek Presbyterian Church N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 278,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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 301,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
School Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church Creek Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 278,650

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13280 records found.