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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc FL Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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