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)
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 667,059

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc WI Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Page SUM 5,919,787

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education 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
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services 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
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,097,632

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