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)
Mt. Pleasant 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 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
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
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
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
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
Page SUM 452,729

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lone Survivor Foundation TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 429,765

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