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)
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa 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
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Chelmsford Police K-9 Unit N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Chelmsford Police K-9 Unit N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 282,554

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,767
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,492
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston MA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
St. Gabriel School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,246,213

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Chelmsford Police K-9 Unit United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 282,554

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13280 records found.