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)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Yerba Buena 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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education 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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
University of Nebraska Foundation NE 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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
Science is Elementary, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Concord Coalition Corp VA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ephesian Community Food Share CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education 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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Page SUM 259,694

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13280 records found.