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, 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)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Apollo 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
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Page SUM 69,267

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 332,154

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Page SUM 69,267

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13280 records found.