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)
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,090,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 640,654

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development 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
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 756,054

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
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
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 640,654

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13280 records found.