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)
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 566,134

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Project Learn Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,569,071

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 566,134

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13110 records found.