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)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Apollo 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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 729,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 651,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
JBI International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 211,875

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