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, 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)
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 1,693,494

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 1,693,494

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Special Olympics, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,168,629

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 1,693,494

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13110 records found.