Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Page SUM 411,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Page SUM 411,833

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,047,120

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Page SUM 411,833

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13280 records found.