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)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Band Together N/A NC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 764,854

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ASRT Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Band Together N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 764,854

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 13,660
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 28,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Marin General Hospital Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 652,496

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Band Together United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 764,854

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13280 records found.