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)
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Page SUM 969,006

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
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
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Page SUM 969,006

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 257,248

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Foodbank Victoria Australia Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Page SUM 2,302,695

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