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)
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 328,594

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 548,677

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Page SUM 416,981

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 548,677

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13280 records found.