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)
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,090,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,090,435

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 393,127

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,090,435

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13280 records found.