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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 803,146

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 803,146

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 669,181

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 803,146

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13280 records found.