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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
William Marsh Rice University 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 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation 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 46,694
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA 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
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,419,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 226,032

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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
The Big Table WA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Market Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Orphans Africa WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness WA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Neighborhood House Incorporated WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 260,960

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 898,950

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