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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
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
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 818,462

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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
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
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Teachers Unite Inc. N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 818,462

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Andrew P. Hill 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
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
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
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
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 188,881

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor 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
Page SUM 2,036,737

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