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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
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
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,091,901

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 170,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 273,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,233,950

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