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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
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
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 596,513

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
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
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 596,513

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Prerna2inspire Inc CA Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Special Hoop Camp Incorporated OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Cornell University NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 251,840

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
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
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Prashanthi Nilayam United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 596,513

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13280 records found.