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)
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,114,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,114,817

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,053,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
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
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
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
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,114,817

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13110 records found.