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)
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childcaregroup N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dec My Room 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 130,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Page SUM 690,956

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
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
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 184,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Liberty PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Core Gift Institute WA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 541,577

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, 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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 373,900

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