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)
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Page SUM 550,194

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,224,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation 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
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 874,200

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