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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Page SUM 927,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Page SUM 927,972

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Page SUM 666,609

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 94,210

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13110 records found.