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)
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 223,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 223,840

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 371,589

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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 88,306
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 892,790

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13110 records found.