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, and corporate 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)
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A RI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Raise San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 410,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
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 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
Page SUM 145,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 267,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FFWD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Free the Bid United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Raise United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 410,972

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13280 records found.