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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 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
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 294,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 479,297

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 710,900

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