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
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
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 596,775

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
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
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
LGBTQ Community Center Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 237,865

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