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)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.