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)
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
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 998,216

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 998,216

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 346,627

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development 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
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 998,216

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13280 records found.