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)
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
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Generation Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
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
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Generation Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,675

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2020 1,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Committee Advised 2020 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County CA Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2020 58,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 750,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 250,163
San Jose Grail Family Services CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 2,101,044

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
�cole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2020 42,000
Community Food Advocates United States Food Security Committee Advised 2020 8,200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2020 250,475
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Generation Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,675

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14797 records found.