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)
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,597,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,597,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 736,702

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