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)
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
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
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 611,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 540,540

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
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
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 310,874

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 897,071

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13110 records found.