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)
George W. Bush Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
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
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,011,564

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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)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Page SUM 1,116,804

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