Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A DC United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 47,862
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 541,412

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research N/A Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 47,862
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 541,412

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc IA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Courageous Kitchen Inc GA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,936,315

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Innovative Governance Research United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 47,862
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 541,412

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13280 records found.