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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
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
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
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,365,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion 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 Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Page SUM 1,474,366

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare 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
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,002,632

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