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)
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
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,189,195

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Workers Defense Project Inc TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 156,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,189,195

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13110 records found.