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)
Tau Beta Pi Association Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust for Tennessee Inc N/A TN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 250
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,893
Common Threads N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
First Presbyterian Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 31,707
Hallmark University Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,425
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Jolt Initiative N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TeamBrownsville Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 339,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 382,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jeffery Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization WI Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. WV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
W VA Council of Churches WV Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. WV Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. WV Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. WY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Teton Science Schools WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 718,895

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 557,112

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