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)
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 633,287

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 170,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 570,650

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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 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 381,350

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