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)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
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
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 490,033

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 516,977

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
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
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 490,033

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13280 records found.