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)
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventures N/A WA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 569,364

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. 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 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 114,090

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