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)
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 500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health 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 10,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc 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 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,646,000

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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
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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)
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 374,410

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,022,385

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13110 records found.