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)
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.