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)
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
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
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
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 1,767,826

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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 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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code.org WA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 233,260

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 251,962

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