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)
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Overlake Service League N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 720,150

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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
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
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
Page SUM 472,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 187,400

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