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)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A Youth Development 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life United States Youth Development 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.