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)
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -557,839

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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 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Academic Endeavors WA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Youth WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Methow Conservancy WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 238,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Page SUM 975,950

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13110 records found.