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)
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 387,808

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 648,352

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 387,808

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13280 records found.