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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 806,854

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
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13280 records found.