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)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Tarrant Area Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,041
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 597,233

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 355,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brooklink, Inc. WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lung Cancer Research Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marquette University WI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Eaa Aviation Foundation Inc. WI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. WV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
W VA Council of Churches WV Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. WV Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. WV Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jackson Hole Classical School, Inc. WY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 443,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,557
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 408,187

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