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, 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)
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 639,227

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
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
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 241,581

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13280 records found.