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)
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Page SUM 201,449

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25 records found.
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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Page SUM 1,796,737

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY NY Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 215,884

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Page SUM 201,449

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25 records found.