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)
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 563,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 563,779

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 900,812

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 563,779

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13280 records found.