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 Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
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 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,553,571

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Congregational Church of San Mateo United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 741,391

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13110 records found.