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)
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. 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 39,774
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PediPlace N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 475,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services 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
Page SUM 676,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development 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
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 621,478

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 215,662

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