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, and corporate 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)
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 897,508

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 250,535

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 970,808

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 250,535

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13280 records found.