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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,643,642

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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 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,432

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Page SUM 594,551

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 292,750

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