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 10,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,505,318

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13110 records found.
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 10,000
Justice Committee Inc N/A Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,505,318

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 651,880

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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 10,000
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
THINK Together United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,505,318

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13110 records found.