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)
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 606,294

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Calero 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
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 606,294

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boricuactivated DC Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc IA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc CT Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 161,667

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 606,294

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13280 records found.