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)
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,906,305

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 69,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,011,768

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 898,950

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