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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Page SUM 4,827,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections 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
Page SUM 413,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 478,160

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
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
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 365,854

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