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)
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 968,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 95,327

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 968,327

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13280 records found.