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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Notre-Dame De Paris, Inc. N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,329,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 145,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 205,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Notre-Dame De Paris, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,329,000

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13280 records found.