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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TechSoup Global San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dasra N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 56,784
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Paso Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Three O'clock Project N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,486,101

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 113,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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 257,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TechSoup Global United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dasra United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 56,784
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Paso Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Three O'clock Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,486,101

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13280 records found.