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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Values United N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
CARE - Headquarters GA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 -1,100
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Buena Vista University IA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
New Moms Inc IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 233,331

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13280 records found.