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, 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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 2,359,634

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 2,359,634

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,900
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Network Education Program DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,101,421

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Far Away Destination Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,359,634

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13280 records found.