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)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 115,367

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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)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services 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 149,910

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 115,367

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13280 records found.