Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,804,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 173,720

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,999,285

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