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)
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Swinburne University of Technology N/A VIC Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doxa Youth Foundation N/A VIC Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 391,112

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education 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
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 338,950

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