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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 96,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Justice Committee Inc N/A Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,205,075

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New Covenant Community Development IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 839,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,205,075

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13110 records found.