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)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Page SUM 497,791

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Page SUM 497,791

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250
Scholars Hope Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
The FreeBSD Foundation CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 860,821

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
Page SUM 497,791

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13280 records found.