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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
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
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills 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
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 532,319

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
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
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills 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
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 532,319

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,717,417

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security 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
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 527,384

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13110 records found.