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)
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 385,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 158,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 247,150

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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
Oxfam-America, 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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Page SUM 935,100

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