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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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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
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 574,367

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 468,048

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 574,367

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13280 records found.