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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 105,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Care and Share Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 297,703

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
POETIC TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mississippi Community College Board MS Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,182,304

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wholesome Wave Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Education Foundation for African Children United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 147,840

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