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)
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,463,121

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 225,440

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ProBuColls Association WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
South Milwaukee High School WI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,834,291

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 419,480

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