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)
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
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
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 403,470

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 403,470

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis CA Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,400
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Page SUM 411,854

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 403,470

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13280 records found.