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)
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 863,472

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 186,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 827,037

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 907,200

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