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)
People's Action Institute N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
Resident Association of Greater Englewood N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 932,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People's Action Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
Resident Association of Greater Englewood N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 932,655

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 21,250
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creating Hope International MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PeaceWorks Network Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Passageways Institute, Inc. CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Page SUM 1,038,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People's Action Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
Resident Association of Greater Englewood United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
South Omo Peoples' Development Association Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 932,655

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13280 records found.