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)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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 Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A RI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 833,854

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 833,854

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health 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
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 119,815
Next Generation Bulgaria Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,045
Openhouse CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Career Learning & Employment Center for Vets With Disabiliti IN Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,767
Page SUM 283,754

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Cumberland School Volunteers Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 833,854

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13280 records found.