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)
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM -374,392

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 475,640

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,057,543

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 255,100

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