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)
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 764,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 757,035

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Build OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,767
Watershed Management Group Inc AZ Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 281,473

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 759,535

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13280 records found.