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)
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 123,082

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 342,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 478,120

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services 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
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
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 121,920

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