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)
Cancer 101 Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Las Positas College Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 710,896

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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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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development 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 568,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer 101 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Las Positas College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
META Solutions United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 710,896

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13280 records found.