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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 752
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valkyrie Robotics Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Volunteer Referral Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust N/A HI United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Higher Education Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Page SUM 560,956

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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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 154,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 752
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valkyrie Robotics United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Volunteer Referral Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Higher Education Policy United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 77,404
Page SUM 560,956

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13280 records found.