Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 328,821

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 733,267

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 328,821

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13280 records found.