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)
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
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 Corporate Advised 2018 450
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Page SUM 2,689,678

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 757,460

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
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
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
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 809,301

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