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 the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 645,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,126,147

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,116,608

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,126,147

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13280 records found.