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)
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,240,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 421,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 232,924

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 492,204

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