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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
EnActe Arts Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Pragathi N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,066,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 162,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 470,501

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