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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 685,062

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 189,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Page SUM 675,564

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,185,150

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