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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 528,672

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
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
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 383,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
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
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 401,851

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