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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo 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
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 560,711

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 560,711

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 540,199

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 560,711

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13110 records found.