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)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Santa Teresa 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
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 363,571

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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
Page SUM 363,571

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Martin Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,163,032

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 971,774

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13110 records found.