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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill 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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 482,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 482,933

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 985,579

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 482,933

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13280 records found.