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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 115,834

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 347,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health 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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 930,350

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13110 records found.