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)
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 217,307

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 474,859

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion 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
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 155,500

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