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, and corporate 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
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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 Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 670,198

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 670,450

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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
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 479,160

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
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
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 128,912

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