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)
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 388,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 264,844

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Page SUM 864,620

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