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)
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
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
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
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
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 819,227

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,129,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Workers Defense Project Inc TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 442,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 864,425

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13110 records found.