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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 726,254

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 482,081

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 568,835

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 482,081

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13280 records found.