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)
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 28,188
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cuatro Por Venezuela N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Texas Public Policy Foundation N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Page SUM 5,213,551

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 460,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,113,167

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,620,450

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