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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 759,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 106,600

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 759,627

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13110 records found.