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 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate 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 2,500
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Page SUM 1,002,101

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 464,230

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations 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
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 475,450

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