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)
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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
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
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
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
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
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt 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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Web4Good CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 121,227

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
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
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
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University College London England Education Corporate Advised 2019 126,228
Page SUM 784,882

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13280 records found.