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)
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund 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
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 841,583

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 841,583

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Best Buddies International, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 419,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
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
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
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
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
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 822,305

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13110 records found.