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)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 449,858

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 601,958

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 449,858

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13280 records found.