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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Page SUM 594,054

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 498,281

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 128,713

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 498,281

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13280 records found.