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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
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
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
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
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
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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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
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
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
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
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Metro United Way Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,260,453

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
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
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
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
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,184,291

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13110 records found.