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)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ames High School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 386,642

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
NPower Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ames High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 386,642

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Reinvestment Coalition CA Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Hacker Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,853,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 386,642

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13110 records found.