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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,670
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 675,320

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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
Page SUM 355,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Page SUM 217,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,670
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 675,320

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13280 records found.