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)
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Page SUM 1,187,308

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 458,487

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,613,476

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