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)
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 1,059,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 1,059,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International GA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Goddard College Corporation VT Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FII - National CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 389,782

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Page SUM 1,059,725

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13110 records found.