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)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Scripted, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc N/A NC United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 873,850

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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)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 178,160

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Scripted, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 873,850

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13280 records found.