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)
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 885,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Asian Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 885,999

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13110 records found.