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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
James Lick 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
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 765,567

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 765,567

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
National Comprehensive Cancer Network Inc PA Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Great Bridge High School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust HI Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 395,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 765,567

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13280 records found.