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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Oxfam India N/A India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Page SUM 221,493

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Oxfam India N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Melbourne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Page SUM 221,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,313,092

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Oxfam India India International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Page SUM 221,493

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13110 records found.