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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Hacker Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,719,648

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Hacker Fund N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,719,648

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,696,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Islamic Networks Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,719,648

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13110 records found.