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)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,785,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 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
Page SUM 146,037

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
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
Page SUM 266,160

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,785,750

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13280 records found.