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)
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 585,404

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 437,081

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 355,908

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Page SUM 437,081

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13280 records found.