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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health 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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
ADIE Fund N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,022,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Illinois Institute of Technology IL Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
POETIC TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Page SUM 481,038

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