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.

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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
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
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
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Harrington School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Little Steps N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 661,579

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
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
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
I4Farmers Inc NJ International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Page SUM 795,370

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