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)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
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
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
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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
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
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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13280 records found.