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)
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reptile Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 149,741
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GUNAA Metropolitan DFW Chapter N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 172,114
Page SUM 1,481,755

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 124,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,390,250

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