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)
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 577,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 577,638

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Page SUM 202,622

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 577,638

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13110 records found.