Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
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
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
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 311,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
Riders for Health(Kenya) N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 609,331

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Prevention Action Alliance OH Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC NC Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 160,404

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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
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 359,594

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