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)
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo 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
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 567,977

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 567,977

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Computer Science Teachers Association LLC IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
New Moms Inc IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 300,207

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
ProSociedad, Hacer Bien el Bien, A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 567,977

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13280 records found.