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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Starting Over Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 63,107
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Skanner Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preble Street N/A ME United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PeaceWorks Network Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Page SUM 665,807

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Starting Over Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 63,107
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PeaceWorks Network Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Page SUM 665,807

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 455,848
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 58,860
Learn Platform, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lowell Catholic High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Real School Gardens DC Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,705,958

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Starting Over Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 63,107
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Skanner Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PeaceWorks Network Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 5,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 700
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Page SUM 665,807

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13280 records found.