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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 528,548

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 90,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 589,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 832,050

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13110 records found.