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)
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
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Page SUM 1,049,248

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
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
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
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,133

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
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
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
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
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,134,972

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