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)
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tolar Elementary School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
George W. Bush Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 993,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 397,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 325,991

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