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, and corporate 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)
Comp-U-Dopt N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 414,778

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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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 184,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 669,614

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 381,350

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