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)
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 302,081

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
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13280 records found.