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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Afiya Center N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 17,719
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Page SUM 351,695

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 133,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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