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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
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 25,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
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
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
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
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Opportunity Trust MO Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Bonds Inc CT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sir Francis Drake High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Page SUM 991,178

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
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
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 852,916

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13110 records found.