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)
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Delaware N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 104,000
Common Threads N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Cranston High School West N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,120,093

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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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 271,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Delaware United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 104,000
Common Threads United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Cranston High School West United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,120,093

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13280 records found.