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)
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 141,000
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,425
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
TeamBrownsville Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Casa Jojo Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Cafe Momentum N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Casa Jojo Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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 10,000
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
Page SUM 1,439,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 685,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 2,649,200

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