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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality - California N/A CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
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
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality - California N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 624,654

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
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
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
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,166
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 210,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 13,660
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Communities in Schools of Durham NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Union Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 28,188
Page SUM 681,362

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Hispanas Organized for Political Equality - California United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 624,654

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13280 records found.