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, and corporate 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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Immigrant Story N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dasra N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 56,784
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Futures Without Violence San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,326,849

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc Marin Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Immigrant Story N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dasra N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 56,784
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Futures Without Violence San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,326,849

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 164,323

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 59,200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Immigrant Story United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dasra United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 56,784
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Futures Without Violence United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,326,849

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13280 records found.