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)
Greater Lowell Family YMCA N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wait List Zero N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Impact on Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 400,380

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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 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
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
Page SUM 91,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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 293,610

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Lowell Family YMCA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Impact on Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 400,380

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13280 records found.