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)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Brown University N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,088,700

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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
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
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 552,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,088,700

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13110 records found.