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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dream Center Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Upstart Bay Area Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,494,488

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dream Center Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computers for Schools Kenya N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,474,488

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Martha's Table DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Futures Without Violence CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Page SUM 516,578

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Dream Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computers for Schools Kenya Kenya Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,474,488

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13280 records found.