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)
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,660,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 127,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 249,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion 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
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
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
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 300,400

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