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)
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
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
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 948,951

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 948,951

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 615,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
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
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 948,951

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13110 records found.