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)
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2021 3,679
Mama D 2nd Chance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 6,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 300
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2021 212,000
Wayfinder Family Services N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2021 21,000
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. N/A MD United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 100,000
Opportunity Now Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 250,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2021 58,000
Pegasus High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 954,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2021 3,679
Mama D 2nd Chance Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 6,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 300
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2021 212,000
Wayfinder Family Services N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2021 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2021 21,000
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2021 100,000
Opportunity Now Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A Health Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 250,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2021 58,000
Pegasus High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 954,479

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13005 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Homes of A Loving Fathers Dream Center CA Religion Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. MD Human Services Committee Advised 2021 100,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Committee Advised 2021 74,039
Project Giving Kids MA Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Opportunity Now Silicon Valley CA Education Committee Advised 2021 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2021 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2021 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2021 300,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2021 2,000
LifeMoves CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Committee Advised 2021 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2021 554,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization CA Education Committee Advised 2021 250,000
Pegasus High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2021 250,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 1,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 1,657,039

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2021 3,679
Mama D 2nd Chance United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 6,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2021 300
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2021 212,000
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2021 21,000
Goodwill Industries International, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 100,000
Opportunity Now Silicon Valley United States Education Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Coastal Kids Home Care United States Health Committee Advised 2021 50,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization United States Education Committee Advised 2021 250,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
The Health Trust United States Health Committee Advised 2021 150,000
LifeMoves United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2021 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Committee Advised 2021 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2021 58,000
Pegasus High School United States Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 954,479

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13005 records found.