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)
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,986,520

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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
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Page SUM 188,032

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 240,820

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 843,600

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