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)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 692,354

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 692,354

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 450,304

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 692,354

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13280 records found.