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)
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
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
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,710,550

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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
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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)
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 610,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -476,600

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