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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,657,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 675,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 253,410

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 805,201

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