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)
University of Melbourne N/A VIC Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 341,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Page SUM 1,470,420

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,072,858

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Page SUM 259,849

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