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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Child Trends Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 927,169

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 927,169

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement IL Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Page SUM 114,330

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
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
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 927,169

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13110 records found.