Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silver Creek 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
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 1,882,733

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 1,882,733

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 472,132

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 1,882,733

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13110 records found.