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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Andrew P. Hill 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 5,045
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 69,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 69,045

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 904,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 731,940

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13110 records found.