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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
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
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
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek 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 40,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa 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 60,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 635,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 532,854

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education 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
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 880,308

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 532,854

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13280 records found.