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)
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
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 50,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 940,358

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
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 50,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 741,085

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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
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 198,904

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
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 50,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 741,085

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13280 records found.