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)
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -204,371

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 420,000

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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
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 790,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 552,634

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