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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill 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 5,045
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 335,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 335,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 624,533

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 628,200

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13110 records found.