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)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Oak Grove 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
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,133,012

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Oak Grove 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
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,133,012

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 556,381

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Oak Grove 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
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,133,012

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13280 records found.