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)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,089,399

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,089,399

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. FL Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,019,830

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,089,399

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13110 records found.