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)
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,517,673

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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
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
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Page SUM 245,532

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 387,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, 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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 381,350

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