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, 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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Apollo 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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 309,307

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Page SUM 309,307

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 492,892

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 504,599

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25 records found.