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)
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George W. Bush Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 799,351

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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 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 484,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 920,200

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13110 records found.