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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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 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
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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
Page SUM 2,711,743

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 437,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,645,216

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