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)
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,225,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 179,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 777,671

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education 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
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 1,471,700

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