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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
William C. Overfelt 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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,738,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,738,204

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 660,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 941,639

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13110 records found.