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)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
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
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Andrew P. Hill 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
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 729,191

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Justice Committee Inc N/A Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 729,191

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
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
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 94,146

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 729,191

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13110 records found.