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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Almaden Valley Woman's Club United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
PACT Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.