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, 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)
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 706,254

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 367,181

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 706,254

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13280 records found.