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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Page SUM 2,845,244

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
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
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
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,876

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 585,500

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