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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
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
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
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
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
US Speedskating UT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
West Contra Costa Public Education Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation AK Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Beat the Streets Wrestling Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cafe Momentum TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 246,727

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
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
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
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
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 248,094

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13280 records found.