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)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 259,650

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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)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
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 499,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 259,650

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13280 records found.