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)
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Performing Arts Weber N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,060,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 470,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,163,000

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