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)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
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 35,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 886,362

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 271,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 31,725
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 886,362

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13110 records found.