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)
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
First Force N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Marin General Hospital Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,180,758

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
First Force N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Marin General Hospital Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,180,758

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
National Braille Press, Inc. MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 85,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 378,627

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
First Force United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Marin General Hospital Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,180,758

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13280 records found.