Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prosser Career Academy High School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prosser Career Academy High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,250
Community Cancer Education Inc. FL Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation Inc CT Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Diaper Bank of North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Corpsgiving Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prosser Career Academy High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 746,304

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13280 records found.