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)
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 208,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Page SUM 153,532

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 219,864

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 541,250

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