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)
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 1,254,277

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 1,254,277

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 733,425

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 1,254,277

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13280 records found.