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)
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,851,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,797,426

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,851,350

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13110 records found.