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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 258,835

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,016,881

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