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)
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education 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
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
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
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,021,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 226,640

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,215,720

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 452,204

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