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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
HFF Charitable Foundation 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 46,694
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Radiating Hope Inc N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 980,388

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement 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
Page SUM 437,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,222,032

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