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)
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,692,930

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 327,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,868

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 513,601

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