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)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 372,071

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 372,071

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Georgia Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 636,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 957,317

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13110 records found.