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, and corporate 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)
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Page SUM 3,115,361

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
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
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
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Page SUM 851,860

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,970,385

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