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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 2,516,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 120,610

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 273,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coalition for Clean Air United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 2,516,300

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13110 records found.