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)
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,359,107

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 92,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 309,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment 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
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment 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
Page SUM 1,719,250

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13110 records found.