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, 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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Saint Saviours Center N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 639,789

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 639,789

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
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
H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
NYU Winthrop Hospital NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Concord Coalition Corp VA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers CO Environment Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,055,413

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 639,789

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13280 records found.