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)
Camelot Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,270,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 408,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Performing Arts Weber UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Mentors International UT International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,095,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Women's Development and Research India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 853,873

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