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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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