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)
Bonding Against Adversity Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 417,799

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 500,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,127,200

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