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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 881,239

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
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 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
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
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
Page SUM 131,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 307,610

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Franklin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Van Ness Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grassroots Global Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 881,239

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13280 records found.