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)
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work N/A VIC Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 362,112

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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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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)
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
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
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 257,340

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