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)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,140,249

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 412,750

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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
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 228,584

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 275,904

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