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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,175,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 146,037

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 262,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 507,675

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