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)
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 116,460

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 116,460

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development 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
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
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 238,098

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
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
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
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
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,692,185

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13110 records found.