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)
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -274,240

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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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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)
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Page SUM 1,209,644

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