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)
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valle Monte League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Volunteers in Medicine - San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Woke Inc. N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hayek Group N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Historic Cherry Hill N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Kingdom Rice San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 211,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 134,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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 158,610

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800
The Bridge Restoration Ministry United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United in Harmony United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,057,850

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