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)
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Longevity Research Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence 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
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