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)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 332,281

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13280 records found.