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)
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 817,411

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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 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
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 137,737

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 171,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
VillageReach United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 817,411

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13280 records found.