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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Medicine Horse Program N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Page SUM 798,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 552,904

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 280,717
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 477,775
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Serve the People Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Do Something, Inc. NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,062,423

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 552,904

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13280 records found.