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)
Food Rescue US Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GraceCity N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,749,150

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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
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
Page SUM 126,587

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 144,110

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vallarta Mission United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Volunteer Service Bureau of Westchester, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GraceCity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 13,200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Internet Security Research Group United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 1,749,150

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13280 records found.