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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 198,194

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 299,567

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13280 records found.