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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 703,186

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 703,186

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 614,254

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 703,186

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13280 records found.