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)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 139,877
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cuatro Por Venezuela N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
ImmSchools N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,767
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South Texas Human Rights Center 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 41,158
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,023,420

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 43,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Indian Child Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
American Corporate Partners United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 80,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,544,050

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