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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society N/A Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 502,091

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 502,091

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 416,715

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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 5,045
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
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Silver Creek 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
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 502,091

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13110 records found.