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)
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick 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
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 446,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 446,612

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Call NYC Co. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,581,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,716,400

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13110 records found.