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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Concord Coalition Corp VA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
University of Houston TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 346,759

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 442,129

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13280 records found.