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)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Page SUM 560,127

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 291,367

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Page SUM 560,127

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13280 records found.