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)
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
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 247,862

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Child Trends Incorporated N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 76,941

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 96,750

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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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