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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leading Educators Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,326,935

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 113,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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 257,660

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leading Educators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,326,935

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13280 records found.