Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety 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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,182,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety 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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,182,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership Inc CT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Childcaregroup TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Urban Peak CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vision-Aid Incorporated MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Page SUM 421,951

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety 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
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,182,400

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13280 records found.