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)
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
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
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
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
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 127,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 153,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
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
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,204,585

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