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)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena 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
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
META Solutions N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
New York Institute of Technology NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,228
One Warm Coat CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,648
Pleasanton Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle Inc NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Cranberry Community Chest PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
META Solutions United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,750
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 262,317

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13280 records found.