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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 590,206

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 556,108

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 734,658

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 241,850

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