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)
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Watershed Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 150,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 361,250

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