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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy 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 5,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,789,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 711,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. VT International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 199,978

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Page SUM 3,231,685

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13110 records found.