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, 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 56,750

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