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)
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Future Society Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
�cole Centrale de Lyon N/A International Organization France Education Committee Advised 2020 42,000
Fund for Constitutional Government N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Heart Women & Girls Project N/A IL United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A International Organization England Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Page SUM 680,068

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Summit League Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 4,750
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 250,475
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 751,689

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Future Society Inc. DC International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Partners Healthcare System Inc MA Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct Inc CT Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Community Food Advocates NY Food Security Committee Advised 2020 8,200
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc OK Community Development Committee Advised 2020 8,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 750,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2020 58,000
Page SUM 1,125,003

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Summit League United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 750,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 58,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Junior League of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Future Society Inc. United States International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
�cole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2020 42,000
Fund for Constitutional Government United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 250,163
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Brooklyn Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 1,632,773

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14797 records found.