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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 298,349

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Grove 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
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,490,186

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13110 records found.
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
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 202,774

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 298,349

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25 records found.