Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills 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 30,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 529,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 529,679

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 503,531

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 529,679

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13280 records found.