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)
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Page SUM 382,741

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services 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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 225,940

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,987,301

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development 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
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 215,662

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