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)
Douglass Leadership Institute Inc. N/A MD United States Religion/Spirituality Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Pegasus High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Young Life Foundation N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Project Giving Kids N/A MA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2021 300,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 575,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Douglass Leadership Institute Inc. N/A Religion/Spirituality Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Pegasus High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Young Life Foundation N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Project Giving Kids N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2021 300,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 575,000

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13005 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Committee Advised 2021 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2021 554,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization CA Education Committee Advised 2021 250,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2021 402,266
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Pegasus High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2021 212,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2021 360,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 3,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2021 4,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County CA Health Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2021 148,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 2,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Page SUM 2,010,266

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Douglass Leadership Institute Inc. United States Religion/Spirituality Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Pegasus High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Young Life Foundation United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 3,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2021 10,000
Project Giving Kids United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 5,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2021 300,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 575,000

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13005 records found.