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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Comp-U-Dopt N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,734,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 226,640

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education 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 Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 946,505

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 225,412

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