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)
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
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 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 5,000
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 5,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,710

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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
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Page SUM 137,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 1,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 422,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 174,620

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