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)
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 308,604

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 308,604

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill 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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 172,567

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 308,604

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13280 records found.