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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 472,200

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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
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
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
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 144,110

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholars Hope Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 472,200

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13280 records found.