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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,034,486

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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 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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 96,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Page SUM 270,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Legado Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,186
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Link, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Springs Camps and Conference Center Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,034,486

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13280 records found.