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)
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 920,443

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Hilltop School San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 920,443

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education 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
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 485,085

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 280,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 920,443

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13280 records found.