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)
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Food Bank N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Voice of the Experienced VOTE N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 336,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Clean Oceans Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,471,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 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 6,037
Page SUM 134,937

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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 153,160

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Voice of the Experienced VOTE United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 336,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Clean Oceans Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,471,750

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13280 records found.