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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 747,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 747,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisville Urban League KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,279,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,622,000

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13110 records found.