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)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Age Institute Sonoma CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 713,610

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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
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor 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 201,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equamore Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Age Institute United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 713,610

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13280 records found.