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)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Page SUM 581,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 584,631

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 564,785

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 584,631

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13280 records found.