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)
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A TN United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Isha Foundation Inc N/A TN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,745,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 651,408

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture 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
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM -457,600

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