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)
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 754,032

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 482,654

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 754,032

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13280 records found.