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)
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
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
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero 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
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse 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
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero 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
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 625,679

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero 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
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 332,175

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13280 records found.