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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development 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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 218,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development 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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Habitat for Humanity International N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 218,004

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 875,291

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 218,004

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13110 records found.