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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,124,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,124,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Mitchell College CT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation BBQ Relief KS Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Last Mile Health MA Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 966,654

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,124,000

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13110 records found.