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)
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
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
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo 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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
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
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo 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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,058,083

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Jose Police Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,284,125

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13110 records found.