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)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Friends of Explorer Post 58 N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools N/A CO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
William Jessup University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregational Christian Church in Samoa of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 310,463

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 134,237

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor 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 169,010

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Friends of Explorer Post 58 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregational Christian Church in Samoa of San Francisco United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 310,463

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13280 records found.