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)
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vision Now N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,441,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 192,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,319,882

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