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)
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
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 260,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
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
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
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13280 records found.