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)
Valley Dogs Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 555,429

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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)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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 267,010

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Dogs Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 555,429

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13280 records found.