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)
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 323,008

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 542,913

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 593,308

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 542,913

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13280 records found.