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)
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
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
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 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,387,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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 85,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,387,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 495,055

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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 85,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,387,225

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13110 records found.