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)
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children at Risk Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comp-U-Dopt N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Page SUM 1,042,715

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 184,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,277,460

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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
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development 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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development 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
Howard University United States Education 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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 381,350

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