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)
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 725,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 268,010

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Morgan Hill United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 725,950

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13280 records found.