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)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education 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 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
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,029,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,029,999

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,277,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
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
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,029,999

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13110 records found.