Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero 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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 322,577

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 720,933

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 650,506

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 720,933

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13280 records found.