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)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 551,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 352,121

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13110 records found.