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)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
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
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
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
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
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 958,295

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
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
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
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
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
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 958,295

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation NC Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Watch of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,552,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
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
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
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
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
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 958,295

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13110 records found.