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 26,431
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,765,531

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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 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 673,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 186,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 240,962

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