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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cuatro Por Venezuela N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Promise Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mobile Medical Team International Inc. Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Artescape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 48,619
National Advocates for Pregnant Women Inc. N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 179,319

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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 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
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 121,487

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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
Page SUM 266,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cuatro Por Venezuela United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Mobile Medical Team International Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 48,619
National Advocates for Pregnant Women Inc. United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scholar Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 179,319

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13280 records found.