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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Page SUM 1,550,278

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 470,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 470,000

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13110 records found.