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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Page SUM 565,073

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Page SUM 565,073

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 820,197

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 125,810
Page SUM 565,073

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13110 records found.