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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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