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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 112,942

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 112,942

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Invest in Girls Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 100,112

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 374,734

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13110 records found.