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)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
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
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
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,195,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services 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
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
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
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
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,195,495

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,519,160

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services 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
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
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
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
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,195,495

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13110 records found.