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)
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Page SUM 2,846,265

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 250,321

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 737,750

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