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)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,064,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,064,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
Page SUM 81,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,064,317

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13110 records found.