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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Institute for Public Accuracy DC Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 921,302

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 590,206

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13280 records found.