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, 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 53,063

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 53,063

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,249,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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13110 records found.