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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
California Crosspoint High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
InStepp Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
American Heart Association, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
I-Com-Unity O.S. Czech Republic Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
California Crosspoint High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.