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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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13280 records found.