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)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 535,877

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 535,877

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 428,254

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 633,600

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13280 records found.