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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 22,671
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Page SUM 2,632,265

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 621,380

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 741,500

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13110 records found.