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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
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
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Page SUM 577,681

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries 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
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
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 Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 355,994

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 514,406

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries 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
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
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 Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 355,994

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13280 records found.