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)
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 894,302

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 426,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,550

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