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)
San Jose Grail Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Pepal Foundation N/A International Organization England Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Future Society Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Generation Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa N/A DC United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc N/A IL United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 765,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Grail Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Future Society Inc. N/A International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Generation Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Summit League Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 765,403

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research DC Community Development Committee Advised 2020 58,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 750,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 250,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2020 250,163
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Child Care Coordinating Council of San Mateo County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 49,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Page SUM 2,168,576

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Grail Family Services United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,600
Future Society Inc. United States International Development Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Quantified Uncertainty Research Institute United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Generation Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 37,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2020 212,000
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Fund for Constitutional Government United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 3,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Summit League United States Community Development Committee Advised 2020 1,000
American Academy of Pediatrics Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 94,803
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2020 200,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 765,403

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14797 records found.