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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,113,872

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 73,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 926,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 997,200

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