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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
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
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
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
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Franklin Elementary School PTO WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
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
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.