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)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Real Food America N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Auroville International USA N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,538,885

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 307,610

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Real Food America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Auroville International USA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 1,478,885

Pages

13280 records found.