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)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 976,604

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 976,604

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,561,075

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 976,604

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13110 records found.