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)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,442,069

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 105,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,197,080

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Partners in Health United States Health 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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,051,900

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