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)
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 172,857

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 561,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 632,000

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