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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 745,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 745,779

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 307,281

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 745,779

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13280 records found.