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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Resurrection Project N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,756,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Resurrection Project N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,756,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Boys School of Saint Paul's Parish, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
EMERGE Fellowship TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 38,550
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wausaukee High School WI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Haitian Education & Leadership Program NY Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Innovations for Learning Inc IL Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,200
All Students Matter CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Moonshot Edventures CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 396,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boston Habor Now Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Resurrection Project United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
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
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Turn 2 U Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,756,200

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13280 records found.