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)
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 130,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Jefferson Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 662,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Santa Clara Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo Health Committee Advised 2019 727
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Page SUM 656,654

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Page SUM 1,078,943

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
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
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 12,500
Hilltop School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 405,108

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13280 records found.