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)
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor 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
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education 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
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
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
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Page SUM 938,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 226,640

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Voces de la Frontera WI Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 641,880

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
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
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
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
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 227,180

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