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)
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,581,447

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Page SUM 6,369,914

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education 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
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services 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
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,136,132

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