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)
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 1,750,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education 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
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
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
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
Page SUM 710,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 332,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 336,820

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