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)
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
In4All N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Pride ROC N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mending Wings N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 149,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 126,587

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
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 439,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Altos Christian Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
In4All United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Pride ROC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mending Wings United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 149,900

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13280 records found.