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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill 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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
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
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 327,308

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill 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
Page SUM 166,794

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13280 records found.