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)
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 896,814

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 68,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,229,664

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,650

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