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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Instituto Semear N/A SP Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,767,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 141,610

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 290,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 127,220

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