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)
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
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
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
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,077,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 581,657

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 674,950

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