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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Santa Teresa 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 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 801,081

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 750,094

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 984,085

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 750,094

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13280 records found.