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)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 587,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 130,237

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 141,610

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 587,379

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13280 records found.