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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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 12,566
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 39,774
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 570,684

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 418,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 303,657

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 236,462

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