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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fishers Landing P T O N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 609,294

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 567,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 242,054

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