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)
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,246,664

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,246,664

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13110 records found.
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
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development 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 Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Page SUM 65,146

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 551,012

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25 records found.