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)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 560,711

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 105,545

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,492,875

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 105,545

Pages

13110 records found.