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)
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Page SUM 1,793,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 399,820

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 93,250

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