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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence 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
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Summit League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Institute for Public Accuracy N/A Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Median Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Values United DC General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,700
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 190,654

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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
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