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)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 836,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 836,262

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,271,337

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
William C. Overfelt 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 of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Center for Venture Education Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 836,262

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13110 records found.