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)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 718,123

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 916,485

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 718,123

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13280 records found.