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)
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Heart Women & Girls Project N/A IL United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A International Organization England Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Partners Healthcare System Inc N/A MA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Heart Women & Girls Project N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Partners Healthcare System Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Generation Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Summit League CA Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Fund for Constitutional Government DC Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 150,000
Brooklyn Community Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Community Food Advocates NY Food Security Committee Advised 2020 8,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Pegasus High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
The Health Trust CA Health Committee Advised 2020 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
American Foundation for Fiream Injury Reduction in Medicine MA Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 815,200

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Heart Women & Girls Project United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Partners Healthcare System Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
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14797 records found.