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, and corporate 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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,800,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 185,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 879,350

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