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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Foundation California State University Chico N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Place to Turn Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban League Of Nebraska N/A NE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library N/A CT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,486,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 382,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 220,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Foundation California State University Chico United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Place to Turn Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban League Of Nebraska United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,486,975

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13280 records found.