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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,930
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 649,857

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 576,131

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Otis J Brock III Elementary School GA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Project LEARN Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 220,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of Women Engineers CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Beacon College Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 335,877

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 576,131

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13280 records found.