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)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
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
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation 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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation 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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Best Buddies International, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation 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
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
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13110 records found.