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)
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
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
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
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
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 531,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 167,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 281,868

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 913,450

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