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 56,956
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
National Domestic Violence Hotline 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
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 597,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,133

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 807,575

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