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)
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,269,486

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Collective Impact San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,269,486

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 482,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Social Progress Imperative Inc United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,269,486

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13110 records found.