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)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peel District School Board N/A ON Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 878,111

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peel District School Board N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 878,111

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,206,586

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peel District School Board Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 878,111

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13110 records found.