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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
National Forest Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,475,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
National Forest Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,475,563

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 880,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,475,563

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13110 records found.