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)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Hills 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
Santa Teresa 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
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 150,000

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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
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa 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
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 150,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 326,843

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Page SUM 1,937,405

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13110 records found.