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)
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
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 500
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Page SUM 730,267

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 518,910

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 927,700

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13110 records found.