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)
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childhaven N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Page SUM 476,694

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 315,295

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 94,700

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