Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 State Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DMI Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 926,170

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DMI Ministries Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 124,687

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13110 records found.