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)
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 436,508

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 440,054

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 825,016

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 438,781

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13280 records found.