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, and corporate 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)
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 3,144
Good Samaritan Center of San Antonio N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 32,078
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Hunger Relief Inc N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Page SUM 795,905

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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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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)
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 172,767

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Partners in Health United States Health 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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 856,900

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