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)
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Project SYNCERE N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 220,500
National Building Museum N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 627,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 146,815

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,101,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Project SYNCERE United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 220,500
National Building Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 626,265

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13280 records found.