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)
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 502,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 502,906

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
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
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,220,006

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 502,906

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13280 records found.