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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brave Maker San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 139,614
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 735,024

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health 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 175,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 139,614
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Canvas Church of San Francisco Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Leverage Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cherry Creek Arts Festival United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 735,024

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13280 records found.