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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,431
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
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
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Race Swami N/A UT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Draper Community Foundation N/A UT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -179,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 408,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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 United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 316,364

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