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)
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TechBridge Inc. N/A GA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 748,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 213,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TechBridge Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 748,150

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13110 records found.