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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Career Learning & Employment Center for Vets With Disabiliti N/A IN United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Resurrection Project N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 979,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Career Learning & Employment Center for Vets With Disabiliti N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Social Fabric Association N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Resurrection Project N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 979,675

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Freedom of the Press Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 63,107
Alpine County Sheriff's Department CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
All Raise CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Polaris Institute USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Mission Aviation Fellowship ID Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,397,107

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the United States Army Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Career Learning & Employment Center for Vets With Disabiliti United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Resurrection Project United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 979,675

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13280 records found.