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)
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education 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
Page SUM 376,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
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 149,432

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 428,707

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 939,350

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