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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,163,132

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,756,629

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,163,132

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13110 records found.