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)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 362,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
École Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Lionheart School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Project Home PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
Burnsville Community Foundation MN Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lewis & Clark College OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
Page SUM 639,176

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Lionheart School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Step for Bulgaria Foundation Bulgaria Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 362,500

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13110 records found.