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)
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 909,387

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 176,282

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 413,114

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development 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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 879,350

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