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, and corporate 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)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development 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
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development 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
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jaipur Foot Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,396,792

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development 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
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Page SUM 946,152

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13110 records found.