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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley 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
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 613,936

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Journey Church on the Common N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 613,936

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Womens Audio Mission CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Georgetown University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Page SUM 1,614,384

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
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
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 613,936

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13110 records found.