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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
St. Matthew School N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Draper Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 878,061

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 493,446

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