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)
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BSF International LLC N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 302,118

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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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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 114,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
PATH Drug Solutions WA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 659,664

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search United States Youth Development 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
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 741,500

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