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)
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 493,127

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 772,835

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,046,960

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 772,835

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13280 records found.