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, and corporate 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 32,078
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 646,034

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 285,032

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Page SUM 486,137

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Page SUM 1,284,450

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