Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Calero 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
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley 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
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,330

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Calero 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
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,330

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Community Cycles CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,492,187

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 561,330

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13110 records found.