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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arizona State University Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,001,442

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 83,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Arizona State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,001,442

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13110 records found.