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)
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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 Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,706,150

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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
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 202,420

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 233,250

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13110 records found.