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)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 222,908

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 222,908

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 693,535

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 222,908

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13280 records found.