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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,562,795

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 673,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Page SUM 677,520

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 231,680

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