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, 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)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
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
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant 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
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,298,273

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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
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,298,273

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
William Winsor School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 954,553

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,298,273

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13110 records found.