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)
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,367,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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 Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Page SUM 117,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 201,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,367,474

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13280 records found.