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)
Humane America Animal Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,084,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 131,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education 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 307,610

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane America Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Collaborative for Science Education and the En United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,045
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Learn Platform, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
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 25,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 3,084,081

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13280 records found.