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)
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
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
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
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
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Playworks Education Energized CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 280,054

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
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
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 513,627

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13280 records found.