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)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Night Ministry N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 81,900
Page SUM 5,304,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health 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 152,410

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Net Impact United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Night Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 81,900
Page SUM 5,304,175

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13280 records found.