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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 273,134

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Princess Sumaya University for Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 846,230

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Metropolitan Family Services IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 530,876

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Princess Sumaya University for Technology Jordan Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 846,230

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13110 records found.