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, 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)
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 80,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,850
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,836

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 530,040

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