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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City of Fremont CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of the Arts CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Marin General Hospital Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Ventures of Orange County, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 782,708

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13280 records found.