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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
George W. Bush Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 998,022

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 458,487

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 918,372

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