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)
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Instituto Semear N/A SP Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,681,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 142,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 280,777

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 841,301

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