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, and corporate 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)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development 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 150,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hebron Food Pantry Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hebron Food Pantry Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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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
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Corpsgiving Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Omega of Greater LR Inc AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run New Hampshire NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Presidio Knolls School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 818,181

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 91,875
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
Page SUM 581,739

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