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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
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
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Burlingame Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,064,434

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,050,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 373,108

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,064,434

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13110 records found.