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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,767,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,330,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 41,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,131,420

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13110 records found.