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)
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,983,963

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,983,963

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 9,105,110

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
California Reinvestment Coalition United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,983,963

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13110 records found.