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)
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
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
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 642,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
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
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 642,070

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 289,119

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 642,070

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13110 records found.