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)
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM -252,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Page SUM 92,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 701,214

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation 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
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 481,450

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