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)
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
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
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
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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
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
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 2,124,550

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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
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
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 365,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 231,300

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