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)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
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
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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 the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 639,021

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 587,127

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 447,440

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 587,127

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13280 records found.