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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
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
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Page SUM 965,336

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 343,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 222,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,536,062

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