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)
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
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
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
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,166,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,274,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,020

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