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)
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
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
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
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,640,897

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
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
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
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,640,897

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Russian Riverkeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 679,657

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,640,897

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13110 records found.