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)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 698,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 698,327

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 544,535

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 698,327

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13280 records found.