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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 391,308

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 228,294

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 391,308

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13280 records found.