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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Sisters House N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Team Esface Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 654,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
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)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 344,685

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
My Sisters House United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Team Esface Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 654,450

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13280 records found.