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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration 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
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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
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 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration 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
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 897,038

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 273,450

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