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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,225
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,225
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Family League of Baltimore City Inc MD Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
CHIME Healthcare Innovation Trust MI Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Foundation for the Global Compact NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Longmont Museum CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Global Give Back Circle NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Texas Women's Foundation TX Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,225
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 556,579

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13280 records found.