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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Box Hill Institute N/A Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Box Hill Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
Innovations for Learning Inc IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
META Solutions OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
National Braille Press, Inc. MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
Omega of Greater LR Inc AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Dev Mission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 158,210

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,126,525

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13280 records found.