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)
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 270,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Page SUM 474,859

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 92,350

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