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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Page SUM 459,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 900,674

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development 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
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
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
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 614,699

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 900,674

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13110 records found.