Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
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 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
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills 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 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,091,479

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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 Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 112,693
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 4,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,091,479

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
ecoAmerica DC Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE 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
Page SUM 57,367

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Summit League United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,940
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 287,867

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13280 records found.