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, 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)
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 798,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 798,781

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
MIND Research Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Buena Vista University IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Pando Initiative Inc KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 836,351

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 798,781

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13280 records found.