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)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 978,354

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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 110,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 883,679

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 840,347

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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 110,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 883,679

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13280 records found.