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)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Page SUM -401,945

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,420,223

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 355,404

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