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)
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
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
Page SUM 951,963

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
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
Page SUM 951,963

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,321,133

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
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
Page SUM 951,963

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13110 records found.