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 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 290,000
Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Brooklyn Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
�cole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2020 42,000
Community Food Advocates N/A Food Security Committee Advised 2020 8,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 250,475
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Page SUM 1,286,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition Inc OK Community Development Committee Advised 2020 8,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 4,750
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 540,214

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greening Australia Australia Environment Corporate Advised 2020 70,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
The Smith Family Australia Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Barayamal Limited Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Catalysr Foundation Australia International Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Fitted for Work Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 63,187
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 66,000
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Royal Children's Hospital Foundation Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The University of Queensland Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 344,163
AID/WATCH Inc. Australia Environment Donor Advised 2020 35,650
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2020 124,709
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Global Health Security Network Ltd. Australia Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
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