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)
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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 2,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,095,597

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 604,165

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,343,482

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