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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prep for Prep N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Safechild N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,583,046

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 572,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 10,583,046

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13110 records found.