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 N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc 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 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College 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 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc 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 Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 59,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 426,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Vermont Public Radio VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 166,314

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 295,200

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