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)
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
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 15,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy 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 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,018,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 290,944

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
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
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
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 110,700

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