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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,756

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 460,756

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 2,501,905

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,296,550

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13110 records found.