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)
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena 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
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 896,654

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,024,654

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 969,435

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,024,654

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13280 records found.