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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 981,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Page SUM 1,043,656

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Page SUM 906,349

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Page SUM 1,043,656

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13280 records found.