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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Independence 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
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 982,248

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 982,248

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 275,027

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 982,248

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13280 records found.