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)
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
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
The Century Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
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
Able Works San Mateo CA 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
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,382,136

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
The Century Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
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
Able Works San Mateo 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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,382,136

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Thomas Jefferson Middle School NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 168,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
University of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University School OH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lynbrook Elementary VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nova Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Piney Woods School MS Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 834,849

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
The Century Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
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
Able Works 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
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,382,136

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13280 records found.