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)
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Andrew P. Hill 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calero 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
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 374,308

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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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 326,981

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org 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
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 374,308

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13280 records found.