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)
Byam School Association N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Childrens Trust Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Comic Relief Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,605,400

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 145,987

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 201,910

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Byam School Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Childrens Trust Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
State Street Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,605,400

Pages

13280 records found.