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)
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
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Comp-U-Dopt N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 45,516
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Food Bank N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 954,547

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 542,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 919,438

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