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)
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 354,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 465,109

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 155,500

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