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)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 662,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 857,702

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Page SUM 502,881

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 857,702

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13280 records found.