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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 616,823

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,103,916

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,954,909

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