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)
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services 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 46,694
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 594,619

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 170,532

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 597,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 832,050

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