Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Page SUM 2,666,328

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Page SUM 2,666,328

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
VoteRunLead NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Northern California Counties Time Bank CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe SD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Watershed Center Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Century Foundation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,480
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,408,005

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Building Changes United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Skanner Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
City of Morgan Hill United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance of Central Asian Mountain Communities Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 17,150
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Network Education Program United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific Network on Globalisation Fiji Community Development Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 578,600

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13280 records found.