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)
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 198,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 397,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 256,351

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