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)
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 220,391

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 118,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 355,601

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