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)
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reggie S Friends N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Page SUM 584,245

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 136,782

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 537,830

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 373,100

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