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)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Century Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,593,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Century Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,593,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Portland OR Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola University LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sterling College KS Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Learning Agency LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,053,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Century Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,593,700

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13280 records found.