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)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
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
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,072,732

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
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
Asian Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,072,732

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 350,829

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
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
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
Asian Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
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
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,072,732

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13110 records found.