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)
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Page SUM 270,366

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 661,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,117

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 455,662

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