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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
ecoAmerica N/A DC United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
ecoAmerica N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes Marin Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pepal Foundation N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 881,462

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. VT Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Samaritan House CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 349,108

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
ecoAmerica United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 17,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Little Wishes United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 727
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2019 8,000
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 881,462

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13280 records found.