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, 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)
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 411,827

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 634,754

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Jefferson Union High School District United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 411,827

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13280 records found.