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)
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 17,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
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
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 623,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 648,427

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 857,847

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 648,427

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13280 records found.