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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,321,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 210,864

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,196,200

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