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, 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)
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
�cole Centrale de Lyon N/A International Organization France Education Committee Advised 2020 42,000
Community Food Advocates N/A NY United States Food Security Committee Advised 2020 8,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 250,475
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa N/A DC United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Page SUM 1,164,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 750,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2020 58,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 250,163
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 49,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2020 5,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for Election Science N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 44,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Child Guidance Center of Southern Ct Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 1,899,237

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Partners Healthcare System Inc MA Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Future Society Inc. DC International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
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
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 20,000
American Foundation for Fiream Injury Reduction in Medicine MA Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
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
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 472,464

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 12,500
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
Summit League United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Junior League of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 15,000
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Fund for Constitutional Government United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Effective Altruism Quebec Canada General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 637,968

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14797 records found.