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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 845,714

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 156,377

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 430,800

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