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, and corporate 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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
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
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 431,413

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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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
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
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 431,413

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Inn Between of Longmont Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 377,397

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
City of Gonzales United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cycling Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 190,779

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13110 records found.