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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek 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
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
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
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 358,567

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Page SUM 661,667

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 358,567

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13280 records found.