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)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration 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
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
Page SUM 996,212

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration 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
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 996,212

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture 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
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 9,635,515

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration 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
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 996,212

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13110 records found.