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 Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety 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 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 918,847

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 918,847

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 241,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 918,847

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13110 records found.