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)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development 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
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Next Generation Bulgaria Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,045
Page SUM 495,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development 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
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
California Crosspoint High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Next Generation Bulgaria Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,045
Page SUM 495,699

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Nashoba Valley Technical High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated MD Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,204,147

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind India Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 829,054

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