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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
New Florida Majority Education Fund Inc N/A Education Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 969,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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 750,000
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 411,610
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 100,000
Brooklyn Community Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center CT Health Committee Advised 2020 5,000
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
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
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Next Step Learning Center, Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 8,464
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 12,500
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Committee Advised 2020 23,000
Page SUM 2,068,205

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