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)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 329,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 329,140

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
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
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 72,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,684,040

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13110 records found.