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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 818,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
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
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 328,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 262,980

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 120,420

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