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)
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 139,877
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Girlstart N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 276
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 41,158
Common Threads N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
EMERGE Fellowship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 38,550
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,470
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 54,067
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Domingo Trevino Middle School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,852,198

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 717,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 384,150

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