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)
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 3,400,643

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 254,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 474,957

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment 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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 878,850

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13110 records found.