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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 499,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Lionheart School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,565,960

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 162,669

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,530,965

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13110 records found.