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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 26,966
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 393,121

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 226,032

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 204,767

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare 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
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
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 979,100

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