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)
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 341,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 290,555

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
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
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Page SUM 975,746

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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 341,262

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25 records found.