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)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A NV United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gray Matters Capital Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Underground Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 940,800

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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)
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 167,660

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gray Matters Capital Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Underground Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 940,800

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13280 records found.