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, and corporate 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)
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 33,726
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 39,880
Page SUM 790,456

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor 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 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 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
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate 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 196,910

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 33,726
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 39,880
Page SUM 790,456

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13280 records found.