Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Page SUM 165,737

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 126,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
University of Texas at Dallas TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 479,391

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence 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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Water for People United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lumen Vitae A.C. Mexico Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,725,879

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13110 records found.