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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
Page SUM 561,381

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 638,568

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 862,289

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 638,568

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13280 records found.