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)
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
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
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,423,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 149,760

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 1,402,350

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