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)
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,474,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 200,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 241,030

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 1,147,950

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