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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
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
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Channel One Inc N/A MN United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 627,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Channel One Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 627,535

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
Childrens First Fund The Chicago Public School Foundation IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 44,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Marin General Hospital Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 692,040

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Channel One Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 627,535

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13280 records found.