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)
James Lick 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
Mt. Pleasant 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
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena 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 220,765
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 504,571

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick 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
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 504,571

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 208,080

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 454,112

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