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)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Page SUM 1,165,082

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,069,165

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 693,534

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