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)
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
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
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Koinonia Family Life Inc NJ Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 26,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 73,494
Community Action Council of Howard County MD Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 335,894

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Page SUM 818,314

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13280 records found.