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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 39,179
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Service Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,301,751

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 194,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salt Lake Community Action Program UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
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
Page SUM 3,395,473

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 521,300

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