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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 965,020

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
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
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 162,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,301,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 965,020

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13110 records found.