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)
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,090,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,088,506

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 917,812

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,088,506

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13280 records found.