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)
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Page SUM 2,469,706

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 149,432

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 248,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 575,900

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