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)
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
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 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 957,020

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 588,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 957,020

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13110 records found.