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 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,969

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 776,969

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Sea Park Elementary School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Math/Science Nucleus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Page SUM 506,244

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
One Mission Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Technology Empowerment Centre Nigeria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Page SUM 371,868

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13110 records found.