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)
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,388
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Friends of Trees N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Echo Litigation Center Inc N/A DE United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Shipboard Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,756,468

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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 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
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
Page SUM 145,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 149,410

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,388
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Friends of Trees United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Echo Litigation Center Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,756,468

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13280 records found.