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)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,730,542

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 948,579

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13110 records found.