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)
Portland State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 236,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 194,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vision Now TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth With A Mission TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,229,669

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Nordstrom Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 329,245

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