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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
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
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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 192,093
Page SUM 1,328,105

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 604,165

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 263,601

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