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)
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panzi Foundation N/A DC United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Indiana University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,903,507

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 256,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 118,135

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panzi Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Indiana University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,903,507

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13110 records found.