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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Page SUM 927,038

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Torah Schools For Israel NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight LA Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -1,209,648

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Pangea Legal Services United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Page SUM 927,038

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13110 records found.