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)
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 305,127

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena 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
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 382,854

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 538,979

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 379,833

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