Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Boricuactivated N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 604,904

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Boricuactivated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 604,904

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc NC Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Omega of Greater LR Inc AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Wet Foundation MT Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,265
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 125,892

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Boricuactivated United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 604,904

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13280 records found.