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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy Contra Costa CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Page SUM 178,051

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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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 196,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Hospital Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Page SUM 178,051

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13280 records found.