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)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County 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
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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13280 records found.